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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

A New Shoot.

It is about time I gave you an update really isn't it? Well that is what I have been told anyway. Lucy asked me for just one sentence. I'm not sure I have the energy for that much. If I was going to be awkward I would type just one word and leave it at that...

TIRED!

I suppose you could add a few very's at the front of it if you wanted to get closer to how I am feeling right now.

What I should tell you about is the arrival of my new shoot. He was late. Enjoying himself too much to come out I guess, but he did eventually arrive on the 24th February in the late afternoon (weighing 7lbs 2oz). The labour is not something I want to dwell on ever again. It did not go well. I don't remember the last 12 hours of it, my mind has completely blanked them from memory. All I know about it is what I have been told by my dear mother who was there throughout to hold my hand. The bit I do remember at the end though is when she quite literally slapped me into consciousness to tell me to wake up for 'skin to skin' with my little boy, Edwin.


He was rather blue and quite grumpy when he first arrived. I know exactly how he felt!


 Then he turned a worrying shade of yellow and had a good snooze.

Unfortunately we did not have the smoothest of starts and for the first two weeks of Edwin's life we moved around the hospital between maternity, the neonatal special baby care unit and the children's ward. We have however been home for just over a week now and are finally enjoying our time together and relaxing into a routine. So I am at last finding time to take pictures of tiny fingers and toes.

Tiny fingers

Tiny toes (huge feet!)

I cannot tell you how over the moon I am with my wonderful little boy. He is keeping me very busy though so I won't be blogging for a while. Love to you all, and thank you for all your friendship and support.

RO xxx

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